• Otoplasty - Ear Surgery Abroad

     

Otoplasty with Prague Beauty

Otoplasty

Ears are one of the parts of the body that reach its full size first; hence this is often a reason why ears can protrude. There are more names used for ear surgery, for example otoplasty, pinnaplasty, ear pinning or ear correction. The primary reason for this surgery is psychological. If you feel uncomfortable with your protruding ears, pinning them back surgically may be of great help.

The operation lasts for about 1-2 hours and is done in local anaesthetics. Occasionally, some cartilage may be removed to make this easier. Another option is to fold the cartilage back and use stitches to hold the ear in the desired position.

Finally, stitches are used to close the cuts in the skin. These are usually dissolvable, which means they do not need to be removed, but there may also be some stitches that need removing a few days after the operation.

After the surgery, a tight and bulky bandage is wrapped around the head and over both ears (this is called a headband). It is used to protect the ears and hold them in the new position while they heal. To help the ears to settle in their new positions and to ensure healing, the bulky bandage should be worn for one or two weeks. This may cover the ears and make it more difficult to hear properly.

However, the headband is an essential part of the healing process. The ears may itch as they heal but it is important not to reach under the bandaging to scratch, as this can cause infection or poor healing.

Once this large bandage has been removed, it may be necessary to wear a smaller and lighter headband for another few weeks - most people will need to wear it at nights only, but some clients may be asked to wear it during the day as well. The amount of days the bandaging needs to be worn depends on the exact type of operation that was performed. The surgeon will provide you with his advice before the surgery.

The Risks of Otoplasty

Otoplasty is a commonly performed and generally safe surgical procedure. For most people, the benefits in terms of improved appearance are greater than any disadvantages. However, in order to provide you with all information, you should be aware of possible risks and complications. Statistically, from 72 people who have underwent ear surgery , only three of them experienced one of the complications shown below - therefore, you do not have to be worried about it, but we would like to be fair and inform you about the possibilities.

Specific complications of otoplasty are uncommon but can include:

  • an infection in the wound that may make the ear swollen and weepy - this would normally be treated with antibiotics and regular dressing changes, but in rare cases further surgery may be needed to drain the infected area
  • a blood clot in the skin of the ear, which may dissolve naturally or may need to be drawn out with a needle
  • some loss of skin from the area, which may need a later skin graft - this is very rare
  • the development of unusually red or raised scars (keloid scars), which some people have a genetic tendency to form
  • asymmetrical ear position - in a few cases further surgery may be necessary to readjust the ears

The chance of complications depends on the exact type of procedure that is being performed and other factors such as the person's general health. The surgeon will be able to explain how the risks apply in each individual case.

Otoplasty Summary

Otoplasty Summary
Anaesthesia Local
Length of surgery 1-2 hours
Total length of stay 5 nights in the apartment
Discomfort Mild to moderate. Anticipate sleeping on a raised pillow for several nights and wearing of a headband for the first two weeks after the surgery. It may be more difficult to hear when wearing the headband.
Bruising and swelling Will dissapear within two weeks
Bandages A headband is worn for 1-3 weeks
Stitches Dissolvable (non-dissolvable are used only in some cases and removed before you fly home)
Back to work 1-2 weeks as soon as large bandages are removed
Driving 1-2 weeks (depends on how you will feel)
Exercise May be resumed in 4 weeks, swimming in 2 months
Final result Within 4 weeks and the results are pernament

Tips and Traps of Otoplasty

  • This procedure leaves scars behind ears but they fade over time.
  • Initial numbness follows surgery but this subsides within several weeks.
  • The fact that you have underwent otoplasty procedure will be visible for at least 2 weeks after the surgery. If you would like to keep it confidential, take off work for a sufficient amount of time.

Medical Travel Shield Insurance Included in the Package Price

Standard trip or travel medical insurance policies DO NOT provide coverage if you are traveling for the purpose of obtaining medical treatment. These types of insurances will be of no help if a medical complication arises and would cancel any travel medical insurance policy.

Therefore our package prices include the Medical Travel Shield - the insurance which includes excellent travel insurance benefits plus a number of tailored benefits for patients travelling abroad to obtain medical treatment.

Before travel

The policy covers non-refundable treatment deposits, if a patient has to cancel or delay their trip

Up to £5,000 per insured person for irrecoverable payments for travel, accommodation and non-refundable deposits for cancellation of treatment for reasons specified in the Certificate of Insurance, including death, illness, jury service and major damage to the home.

During travel

If the patient's recovery period is longer than expected, the policy covers contributions towards accommodation and flights, plus a daily allowance.

Up to £1,500 per insured person towards accommodation costs, daily allowance and return flight home, if a patient has to stay at their destination for a longer time than the normal recovery period.

If the patient needs treatment for post-operative complications between discharge and return home, the policy covers contributions towards the cost of consultation fees and medication.

Up to £500 for additional medical expenses after discharge from hospital.

After travel

If the patient needs to return within 12 months to correct unsuccessful surgery, the policy covers contributions towards the return trip.

Offers the benefit of cover up to £2,000 if within 12 months of the original treatment, it is medically necessary for the patient to have a corrective procedure. The insurance will cover for return flights for the patient and a companion and a daily allowance.

Patient and Companion benefits

Benefits and ServicesSum insured
per person
Excess
5.1 Medical and Additional Expenses£2,000,000£100
5.2 Cancellation and Curtailment£5,000£100
5.3 Journey Continuation£250£100
5.4 Travel Delay
per 12 hours up to 48 hours
£25Nil
5.5 Personal Liability£1,000,000£250
5.6 Personal Accident£20,000Nil
5.7 Hospital Benefit
per 24 hours to max £1,500
£50Nil
5.8 Accompanied Personal Baggage, clothing or effects and Money
limited to £250 for Money,
£300 for any one article or
pair or set of articles
£1,000£100
5.9 Loss of Passport£250£100
5.10 Travel and accommodation expenses over and above the Normal Recovery Period
75% of accommodation expenses
75% of 1x economy single fare
Overall maximum of £1,500
£50
allowance per day
Nil
5.11 Additional Return Trip within 12 months of the original Treatment
1x economy return air fare
Overall maximum of £2,000
£50
allowance per day
£250

Patient only benefits

Benefits and ServicesSum insured
per person
Excess
5.12 Medical expenses for further medical consultation after discharge from the hospital
(but prior to return to the UK)
£500£100

Why go for Otoplasty Abroad with Prague Beauty?

With Otoplasty abroad you will save up to 50% of UK prices, and the quality of the procedure will be the same or even higher.

Our cosmetic and bariatric surgeons are senior consultants - they are fully accredited in plastic/general surgery, and are on the specialist register of surgeons. They use the latest techniques. Our aim is your comfort - no pain, no sickness. You stay few nights after the surgery at the clinic with full medical care (in many clinics you usually have to leave the hospital very early, even with drains etc.) and full board.

Personalised care. Our care is tailored according to your needs.

You can also take your partner / friend with you.

We will arrange everything for you so that you do not have to worry about anything. All is included in the price: return air tickets, from any European airport with direct flights to Prague, Medical Travel Shield Insurance, with the cover of corrective return trip, accommodation in a luxurious 4-star apartment (with breakfasts, kitchenette, TV and free Wi-Fi), all necessary transportation among airport - clinic - apartment, representative waiting for you at the airport and take care of you completely during your stay.

The number of happy clients is virtually 100%, and rate of all complications is 0.3% i.e. extremely low.

•  Otoplasty PRICES
Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
BASIC
PRICE

just for the procedure
PACKAGE
PRICE

WITH
+ air tickets
+ insurance
+ accommodation
+ transportation
included
£1,070 £1,870
+ with 1 companion:
+ £500
Final prices, there are no hidden extras!
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